Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The End

      366 days ago, John Sato was born, albeit under a different name. It was an impulsive decision, starting a blog, but also a calculated one. I had those grandiose dreams of becoming an internet celebrity, garnering hundreds of comments every day and becoming a prolific voice in every industry I touched. . .and I knew those were just dreams. I was fully aware of the fact that I would get few-to-no commenters, little exposure, would make posts I'd be less than happy with, and stumble along the way. That being the case, when I started I set myself a few reasonably lofty goals. I wanted to review my favorite anime series like Mushishi and Kin's Journey. I wanted to review my favorite video games, like Jazz Jackrabbit 2. I wanted to articulate my views on why I feel video games are an art form. And finally, I wanted to have discussions about various aspects of games, anime, and as time went on even blogging.

      As of today, I've accomplished each of those goals, to an extent I can be satisfied with. In other words, I've completed what I originally set out to do when I started this blog. It's time to go.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Review

     One of my original goals with this blog was to make a good review of what is quite possibly my favorite game of all time: Jazz Jackrabbit 2. Now, long-time readers may have seen my ill-fated review of the game that I wrote as the first post on the site. I have since incised that particular piece of rotting-flesh-like writing in an attempt to lessen the shame and disgust (seriously, it was a pretty awful review, though I knew it would be from the start), and have decided that it's time to take another crack at it. This is the result.

     Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the 1998 sequel to Jazz Jackrabbit. Made for the PC, it was created by Gathering of Developers, Orange Games, and Epic Games (Epic Megagames at the time).

Kino no Tabi Review

     Kino no Tabi (or Kino's Journey, if you prefer) is a 13 episode anime series from 2003. It was made by Studio A.C.G.T. and is adapted from the light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa.

     Premise: The story follows the travels of Kino, a young adventurer who rides a talking motorcycle named Hermes. They explore the people and cultures of different places throughout their adventures, spending only three days at each location.
 -- ANN

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hotline Miami Review

     Hotline Miami is an arcade style top-down shooter from 2012 designed by Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital. I can tell you this right now; you should be more interested in this game than you are.